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Maryland rolls in tuneup

John Gilchrist and Nik Caner-Medley scored 17 to lead No. 22 Maryland to its fifth consecutive victory, 85-53 over Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday.

The Terps improved to 108-2 in nonconference home games since coach Gary Williams arrived in 1989. But Maryland's next two games are at No. 3 North Carolina and at No. 4 Wake Forest.

Gilchrist was removed with six minutes left, ending a chance to reach 20 points for the sixth consecutive game.

Williams started D.J. Strawberry ahead of Caner-Medley, who entered second on the team at 14.6 points per game and whose streak of 48 consecutive starts ended. The move was deemed a "coach's decision" by the team.

State

SAINT LEO 83, NOVA SOUTHEASTERN 61: Marquis McCullough, a graduate of King High in Tampa, had 20 points and eight rebounds for the host Lions, who closed the first half with a 15-4 run to lead 37-25.

Gator assistant indicted

GAINESVILLE _ Major Parker, a former Gator and current assistant to coach Billy Donovan, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on six counts of drug distribution.

Parker and Farrah Stephanie Moise were indicted in Tallahassee on one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and five counts of distributing cocaine, said Jerry Sanford, managing assistant U.S. Attorney in Gainesville.

Parker, 26, and Moise, a Florida student, have been ordered to appear before a federal magistrate in Gainesville at an undetermined time to enter a plea. A trial date will be set during that hearing.

Sanford said the first and sixth counts of the indictments are punishable by 5-40 years in prison. The remaining indictments carry sentences of 1-20 years.

Parker was arrested Dec. 7 after police said he tried to sell half a kilogram of cocaine to an undercover Gainesville police officer for $12,800. A police incident report indicated Parker and Moise were the subject of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Gainesville police since November. Police said the two sold cocaine to undercover officers five times in November and December.

Parker was Donovan's first recruit at Florida and a two-time captain who played from 1997-2002. Donovan hired him as an assistant in September 2003. He remains under indefinite suspension from Florida.

STANFORD: Redshirt freshman guard Tim Morris was declared ineligible by the NCAA for failing to earn enough credits toward his degree. He averaged 7.4 points in 12 games. An appeal is scheduled for Jan. 18. Also, sophomore forward Evan Moore left the team to concentrate on football. He was Stanford's second-leading receiver this season.

Times staff writer Antonya English contributed to this report.

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